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The one thing (and I think most people don't like about the ER4S) is getting a balanced seal. For me, too much pressure can make the mids sound sucked out, too shallow and everything is tinny. Just right and I get the clarity, bass oomph, treble sparkle and soundstage height out of these. 
I like using the grey tips as they're easier to insert, but they don't provide a satisfying enough sound. The white tips are much harder to insert, but they sound so much nicer when inserted right.

 

Yes. The key is to have a neutral air space. No vacuum. The easiest way to do that it to slightly moisten the tips and rotate them as you insert them. (that's what she said)

 

If you can create a seal with no pressure or vacuum that is at a good depth you should hear the er4s as intended for the most part...


always thought the best way to that was to yawn.

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The one thing (and I think most people don't like about the ER4S) is getting a balanced seal. For me, too much pressure can make the mids sound sucked out, too shallow and everything is tinny. Just right and I get the clarity, bass oomph, treble sparkle and soundstage height out of these. 

I like using the grey tips as they're easier to insert, but they don't provide a satisfying enough sound. The white tips are much harder to insert, but they sound so much nicer when inserted right.

Yes. The key is to have a neutral air space. No vacuum. The easiest way to do that it to slightly moisten the tips and rotate them as you insert them. (that's what she said)

If you can create a seal with no pressure or vacuum that is at a good depth you should hear the er4s as intended for the most part...


always thought the best way to that was to yawn.
That could help if the tips are loose, but otherwise you would be moving air in the eustation tube. I think it's best to move air through the tip seal out of the ear. But whatever works!for filters i woukd use red and then orange. Beyond orange is too colored for me. Orange is darker in tone by comparison, but still very nice.
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That could help if the tips are loose, but otherwise you would be moving air in the eustation tube. I think it's best to move air through the tip seal out of the ear. But whatever works!for filters i woukd use red and then orange. Beyond orange is too colored for me. Orange is darker in tone by comparison, but still very nice.



What filters are we talking about? o_o

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What filters are we talking about? o_o

Filter info is found here.
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Orange is indeed very smooth. Perhaps bordering on "colored"

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Hi All, 

 

Anyone else here use er4s with the Hugo? 

 

I've been borrowing a Chord Hugo this week and using at home with MBP/Audirvana via hd usb and hd650s. Brilliant! 

 

But also using via er4s and S3 using USB audio pro. Which has proven quite disappointing. Compared to my apex glacier

of course the hugo sounds better but not over $1500 better than the glacier. Maybe $200 better. 

 

It must be the characterisitcs of the er4s..but i loved them via the SPL Auditor amp...super rich and warm. The amp section

on the Hugo is def powerful enough for the 650s, but then again when I tried the er4s in a Burson Conductor I was v unimpressed

too. 

 

They are kinda like the hd800s. V picky to drive. 

 

I have heard that OTL tube amps sound great with er4s...like the bottlehead crack ..should really build that sometime. 

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Does anyone have a favorite USB DAC with the ER4S?

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Does anyone have a favorite USB DAC with the ER4S?

 

JDS C5D. mmmmm

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Does anyone have a favorite USB DAC with the ER4S?


 


Leckerton UHA-6S MKII. It's also on the innerfidelity wall of fame.
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Does anyone have a favorite USB DAC with the ER4S?


 


Leckerton UHA-6S MKII. It's also on the innerfidelity wall of fame.

+1

The UHA760 is also quite nice.
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